Category Archives: flycatchers

My Brush with Royalty

A column of army ants are crossing the path as we enter a clearing where a giant forest tree has fallen. The small gap in the canopy is flooded with light and dozens of small yellow butterflies are dancing above the … Continue reading

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The Sounds of silens, Sigelus silens.

  There are very few birds to be seen around our new home in the Hermanus suburb of Westcliff. Gangs of inquisitive Common Starlings inspect the gutters, a pair of Southern Fiscal use the wi-fi dish as a perch and … Continue reading

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Kidepo Silver

It had been a somewhat frantic, whirlwind trip around Uganda – visiting eight national parks in just two weeks on a joint assignment for Uganda Airlines and Uganda Tourism Board. The brief was to get a feel for the areas … Continue reading

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Fraser’s Hill

Once again, I’m walking along a mossy, cloud forest trail. Without a doubt, this is my preferred habitat. I’m on the Malaysian peninsula, about 3˚ north of the equator, but at Fraser’s Hill some 1 200 metres above the steamy … Continue reading

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